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Birks records $5M loss, announces cost-cutting plan

Birks Group Inc., the retailer formerly known as Birks & Mayors, announced this week that it is restructuring to save money, cutting administrative staff at its regional office in Florida and relocating that office’s functions to its headquarters in Canada.  


Amazon now selling 3-D printed products

Amazon has entered the 3-D printing arena with the launch of its “3D Printed Products” store, a marketplace that gives shoppers access to more than 200 unique, customizable print on-demand products, including jewelry.


Retailers remain ‘prudent’ in purchasing, LVMH says

Same-store sales of watches and jewelry rose slightly in the first half for LVMH, with the company noting that the retailers that carry its brands remain cautious when purchasing.


Walmart’s US CEO stepping down

Walmart announced Thursday that Greg Foran will be the new president and CEO of Walmart U.S. effective Aug. 9 replacing Bill Simon who is “transitioning out of the company.”


First half net sales up 7 percent for Swatch

Though operating profit and net income declined for the Swatch Group in the first half of the year, net sales increased.


Alex and Ani’s fraud suit allowed to proceed

A federal judge has ruled that a case of “bungled bangle banditry,” in which jewelry brand Alex and Ani is suing BJ’s Wholesale Club and a group of distributors, can move forward.  


EPA deals another blow to Alaska mine plan

The EPA said that constructing a copper and gold mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay would produce enough waste to fill at least 880 football stadiums and have “unacceptable” adverse impacts on the ecosystem. 


LVMH, eBay reach settlement over fake goods

LVMH and eBay announced Thursday that they have come to an agreement in their long-running court battle over the sale of counterfeit goods on the online auction site. 


Senate revives Internet sales tax bill

A group of U.S. Senators have re-introduced last year’s Internet sales tax bill, this time pairing it with a different piece of Internet legislation that already has been passed by the House.